Kiribati is denying entry to any travelers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati. A list of countries covered by these restrictions is available from the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken hours before departing to Kiribati.
Travelers wishing to fly to Kiribati must spend at least 14 days in a country free of the virus before traveling to Kiribati, and to provide a medical clearance to confirm that they are virus-free. Anyone arriving earlier than the required 14-day waiting period may be subject to quarantine and/or deportation.
Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Kiribati.
Travellers returning from Kiribati must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
Exemptions apply to the following:
1. Children who are under two years of age.
2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19
3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19
Visitors returning from Kiribati will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.
Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.
Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Kiribati. Please check the official guidelines from Kiribati for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Kiribati without restrictions.
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Kiribati.
Restaurants in Kiribati are closed. Bars in Kiribati are closed.
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